Life has a way of guiding you back to your own path, regardless of the detours you wander off onto.
Judging by the timestamp at the botton of my last post (September 2018), one might surmise that this
site was just another abandoned techie blog of the sort I've encountered so many times, particularly during
the heyday of the web-dev 'portfolio' site that was immensely popular around 2011. Strangely, devstruggle.com
was not at all forgotten. In fact, I thought about it nearly everyday, though none of my thoughts managed to
reach the threshold to elicit a post. I've found my way back here, I'm now convinced, beacuse this was where
I should've always been. I'd like to write that I've been away on some extended journey of self discovery, too
filled with magic and color to allow time to write, and that I've only returned here to relate all the stimulating
details. The truth is that I placed a link to this site on my LinkedIn page a year ago while I was still very excited
to finally be blogging (and to misdirect ed-tech salespeople who had begun using LinkedIn for leads), listing my current employ as the site's editor, and a colleague recently told me
that he had visited the site. I came here just to reminesce for a while, ended up re-reading all the posts, and realized
that I had walked away from something that was perhaps on its way to being transformative. Reading my old posts "from the future",
the original purpose of keeping a web journal like this actually came to fruition. I was able to see into my thought
processes from the recent past, and recognize that many things that drove me at some point were still there, and that
some of the angst it seems is ever present with me may arise from having lost touch with some of those things.
One post in particular stood out, the Deep Dive post, which found me focusing on C++ almost exactly one year ago. I never quite finished that challenge, so I'm setting a goal of circling back and finishing the Sam's Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day book this week.
Written August 28th 2019, posted October 19th 9:05 P.M. CST